Tag Archives: Collections

Researcher’s Visit Proves Invaluable to Dissertation

The following blog post was written by Martina Koegeler-Abdi. She received the 2015 Evelyn Abdalah Menconi Travel Grant to visit the Arab American National Museum and conduct research. Koegeler-Abdi describes her experience in this post. Learn more about the 2016 … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween with Kathy Najimy

How do you celebrate Halloween? One of my favorite Halloween traditions is to sit down with a bowl of popcorn and watch Hocus Pocus, the 1993 movie about three witches from Salem, Massachusetts who come back to life to terrorize … Continue reading

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Spring Break at the AANM

Guest post by Jharina Pascual, 2nd year master’s  student from the University of Michigan School of Information. Jharina volunteered in the AANM curatorial department from March 2-6, 2015 as a part of an Alternative Spring Break program. My Facebook page was already beginning to … Continue reading

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Artifact of the Month: Swords and Shields

We recently received a very interesting donation here at the Arab American National Museum: a set of swords and shields said to be connected to the Ottoman Empire exhibit at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Like many others worldwide, … Continue reading

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New Art Acquisitions

Recently we’ve had some fantastic contributions to our permanent art collection. Below are three of our recent acquisitions. Emily Jacir‘s Man at Bethlehem, Checkpoint During the Siege on April 20, 2002 from the series Bethlehem and Ramallah, 2002. Hani Zurob‘s untitled, 2002. … Continue reading

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New Staff

Hello! My name is Elyssa Bisoski, and I am the new Curator of Collections here at the Arab American National Museum, in charge of the museum’s collections of historical Arab American materials. I am a graduate of the Public History … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: Motawi Tileworks

We have opened yet another new exhibit this year! This was our fifth opening in 2010. Motawi Tileworks opened last night to an enthusiastic crowd. If you haven’t been to see us yet, I wanted to show you a preview … Continue reading

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